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Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system. inside this issue Board of Directors PResiDent Monthly DePARtMents Mark “Doug” Carlson 5 President’s Report firstname.lastname@example.org 7 Board Briefs 2008-2010 Term 9 Lakeshore Condominium News Vice PResiDent 10 What You Might See Going On in the Village Bob Graham 11 Around the Village email@example.com 20 Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue 2008-2010 Term 28 Pavilion News secRetARy 39 Library Corner Jennifer Horvath firstname.lastname@example.org FeAtuReD inFoRMAtion 2007–2009 Term 34 Community News 21 Kids Corner tReAsuReR Perry Immerman 22 Lake Killawog Wants You! email@example.com 37 Blue Wave Corner 2008 – 2009 Term 31 Ashburn Village Fun Run 24 Girl Scouts David Austin 703-729-0832 (home) 38 Loudoun Campus of GMU firstname.lastname@example.org 53 Riparian Buffer Tree Seedlings 2008 – 2010 Term ARticles Lester Benitez 13 Broad Run District Report email@example.com 2008 – 2009 Term 15 Neighborhood Watch 23 Critter Corner Richard Nutwell 32 C.A.R.E. firstname.lastname@example.org 2008 – 2010 Term 33 On the Home Scene Need to contact the Board? Email messages coMMunity news & inFoRMAtion can be sent to email@example.com 3 Homeowner Board Member 4 Association Staff Board Meeting information 4 Committee Meeting Dates 6 Important Numbers The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board 50 Calendar of Directors will be held at 6:00 p.m. on March 24, 2009 at the Lakes Recreation Center, 44078 ADVeRtising Cheltenham Circle. 43 Classified Advertising An agenda is posted on the website, www.ashburn- 52 Advertiser Index village.org and at both the Ashburn Village Sports 52 Rate Card Pavilion and AVCA office on Courtland Drive at The Villager is published monthly by the Ashburn Village Com- least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. munity Association, Inc., for the residents of Ashburn Village. Homeowners with Board business should arrive in time to sign in and will be asked to adhere to a 3-minute speaker’s limit. Contact the AVCA office at (703) 723-7910 if you have any questions. The Villager MAR 09 3 committee Meetings Check Village message boards and our website for any last minute changes and for important information. Message boards are Ashburn Village community Association, inc. located on Ashburn Village Boulevard at the Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Farmwell entrance of the Village near Fulton- (703) 723-7910 Direct • (703) 478-8583 Fax ham Circle (northbound lane) and at the www.ashburnvillage.org Rt. 7 entrance to the Village at Courtland Association staff Drive (southbound lane), as well as near the pool areas of the Mills, Lakes, and Woods MAnAgeMent teAM Recreation Centers. Jim Tracy, x101 Interim General Manager & Notary Public firstname.lastname@example.org upcoming Meetings Crishana Loritsch, CMCA , AMS , x102 ® ® Board of Directors (BOD) Resident Services Manager & Notary Public Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 p.m. email@example.com Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Mark Schnupp, x104 Facilities & Grounds Manager Architectural (AERC) firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 p.m. AVCA Office, Courtland Drive Gail Fishkin-Ogle, x103 Finance & HR Manager Budget & Finance (B&FC) email@example.com Monday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. oFFice stAFF Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Laura Hisam, x109 Competitive Swimming Committee (AVCSC) Covenants Administrator Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Taycha Wolfries, x107 Covenants Assistant Facilities & Grounds (F&GC) email@example.com Monday, March 9, 6:00 p.m. Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Lyn Laws, x100 Member Services & Newsletter Coordinator Lakes & Ponds (L&PC) firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 p.m. Teresa Reifsnyder, x123 Mills Recreation Center, Grottoes Drive Accounts Payable Neighborhood Watch (NHW) email@example.com Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. Katrina Bilikha, x124 Lakes Recreation Center, Cheltenham Circle Accounts Receivable firstname.lastname@example.org Recreation and Community Events (R&CEC) Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m. Adam Puffinburger Sports Pavilion Facilities & Grounds Supervisor McKane Goldizen Tennis (AVTC) Facilities & Grounds Assistant Monday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. Woods Recreation Center, Louisa Drive Neil Puffinburger *Note: Tennis Committee meetings have been changed to Monday nights Facilities & Grounds Assistant for the remainder of 2009, but the location and time remain the same. 4 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg PR E SI D E N T ’S R E PO RT Doug carlson President email@example.com 2008 - 2010 term Greetings, fellow Villagers! more natural look and feel. As Jim Tracy explains This month, I would like to focus on actions in his article “What You Might See Going On In AVCA is taking to educate our residents and fur- the Village,” over the next several years we will ther our resolve to become more energy efficient be embarking on a regimen of using less mulch in and environmentally friendly, or what today is and around our trees, shrubs and planting beds. deemed “green.” Over the past several months, This act alone will begin to save us money as well many residents have come forward and expressed as protect our investments in these landscape en- an interest in becoming more involved in these hancements. For years, the common practice was areas. The AVCA staff and Board are very inter- to bury our plantings in large amounts of mulch ested in finding ways to further these efforts while in order to retain moisture. We are now discover- simultaneously taking advantage of the cost sav- ing through our association with Dewberry that ings produced. Specifically, we are exploring ways this practice actually damages plantings over time. to reduce electricity use and water consumption, Another goal is to educate our residents about create more environmentally friendly landscap- the ramifications of poor fertilization habits such ing and educate our residents in environmentally as over-addition and too-frequent or untimely responsible yard maintenance. fertilizer application. As many of the residents who live around the lakes can attest, recent years Currently, we are investigating several dif- have produced several algae blooms on many of ferent lighting mechanisms that will replace our our lakes and ponds. While not all of the vegeta- traditional light bulbs and ballasts. The replace- tive growth is a direct result of over fertilization, ments would include new LED (Light Emitting much can be attributed to the inappropriate use Diode) technology. Recent advancements in this of fertilizers. For answers to questions regarding technology have made it more energy efficient and fertilizer application, go to: www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/ longer lasting than traditional lighting methods. turf/430-003/430-003.html. Implementation of this technology would save AVCA tens of thousands of dollars annually, once In addition, we will also concentrate on raising fully implemented. In the coming months, we will neighborhood awareness of simple measures such select a small-scale area of Ashburn Village Bou- as securing trash and recycling. Ashburn Village levard, a residential street and pathway to explore residents may not be aware that this waste eventu- this technology further. If our consultants are cor- ally winds up in our lakes and ponds through the rect, we will be able to light the same areas using storm water drains. Many residents have even less than half the wattage we currently use. suggested that we designate monthly Village-wide cleanup dates to augment our landscape compa- In the areas of water conservation and land- ny’s efforts in this area. By now, residents should scaping, we are exploring several design alterna- have received a brand new recycle bin with the tives and the use of native plant material. In the Ashburn Village logo. Many residents had voiced summer of 2007, AVCA hired Dewberry to pro- concerns that their recycling needs required larger vide us with a master plan for reinvigorating our landscape and returning the common areas to a ( CO N T I N U E D O N N Ex T PAGE) The Villager MAR 09 5 important numbers PR E SI D E N T ’ S R E PO RT (CONTINUED) Ashburn Library (703) 737-8100 storage than the previous bins provided, so the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department (703) 729-0006 addition of these bins was negotiated as part of our AVCA Office Direct Dial (703) 723-7910 new refuse contract. We hope that, through the Fax Line (703) 478-8583 additional bins provided, our residents may now E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org recycle more and throw away less. For more infor- Website www.ashburnvillage.org mation on ways you can help the environment, please Dominion Virginia Power (888) 667-3000 see the monthly C.A.R.E. article in The Villager. DMV 1(866) 368-5463 To help further the goal of making the Village Loudoun Co. Animal Control (703) 777-0406 greener, the Board intends to participate in many Loudoun Co. Board of Supervisors (703) 777-0204 new Loudoun County initiatives such as the Green Comment Line (703) 777-0115 HOA Coalition. We intend to send volunteers from Loudoun Co. Chamber of Commerce (703) 777-2176 our community to participate in these initiatives, and Loudoun Co. Crime Solvers (703) 777-1919 provide recommendations on where we can improve. Loudoun Co. Game Warden (703) 777-0445 Any resident interested in participating on behalf of Loudoun Co. Health Department (703) 777-0236 the community should submit their name by sending Loudoun Co. Parks, Recreation me an email at email@example.com. & Community Services (703) 777-0343 Finally, the Neighborhood Watch Committee Loudoun Co. Public Schools (703) 771-6400 has asked me to pass the following information Ashburn Elementary (571) 252-2350 along to you: Broad Run High School (571) 252-2300 In March we will start distributing Dominion Trail Elementary (571) 252-2340 informational door hanger bags to all Farmwell Station Middle School (571) 252-2320 residents in the Village. These bags will Loudoun Co. Senior Center, Cascades (703) 430-2397 include an informational flyer from the Loudoun Co. Sheriff ’s Department National Crime Prevention Council and Administration (703) 777-0407 an important numbers refrigerator mag- Emergency 911 net. The flyer provides great information Non Emergency (703) 777-1021 on participating in Neighborhood Watch Community Policing (703) 729-0581 x123 and the magnet has a list of 10 important Loudoun Co. Traffic Hotline (703) 771-5798 numbers needed for the sheriff ’s depart- Loudoun Hospital Center (703) 858-6000 ment and community services such as Loudoun Co. Library Administration (703) 777-0368 poison and animal control. When you Loudoun Co. Planning Department (703) 777-0246 see the volunteers in your neighborhood, Building Permits (703) 777-0220 I encourage you to say hello and see what Miss Utility 1 (800) 552-7001 Neighborhood Watch has to offer you. New Vision Trash and Recycling 1 (703) 331-0600 See you around the Village! Saddle Ridge Apartments (703) 729-0090 Sequoia Realty-Lakeshore Condos (703) 723-7960 Sports Pavilion (703) 729-0581 Virginia State Police 1 (800) 572-4510 Washington Dulles Int’l Airport (703) 572-2700 Washington Gas (703) 750-1000 Wingler House Apartments (703) 858-9507 YMCA of Loudoun County (703) 777-9622 6 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg B OARD BR I E F S January Meeting The January 27, 2009 regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the 2008-2009 Board of Directors was called to order at 6:03 PM by President M. Doug Carlson. Among other business: n The Board approved the awarding of the Lakes n Received the monthly Community Policing Recreation Center Tennis and Pool Lights report. Contract to Bishop’s Tennis. n Residents in attendance addressed the Board n The Board reviewed the finalized Recreation regarding “green” efforts throughout the County Center Agreement, which went into effect by other HOAs and asked for AVCA’s involve- January 27, 2009. ment in these activities. New Business consisted of the following items: n Approved the minutes of the December 16, n Discussion regarding Outdoor Pool Manage- 2008 Board of Directors meeting. ment Update tabled until the February 24, 2009 n Received the President’s Report. meeting. n Received the General Manager’s Report. n Discussion regarding Youth Sports Organization Old Business consisted of the following items: (YSO) Policy tabled until the February 24, 2009 n The Board required the homeowners of 44030 meeting. Cheltenham Circle to remove the unapproved n Discussion regarding the Maintenance Facility non-compliant structures at their property no tabled until the February 24, 2009 meeting. later than April 30, 2009. Additionally, the prop- n The Board accepted the proposal from GAM erty owners will be assessed $10.00 per day for Printers for the production of 2,000 community up to 90 days if the structures are not removed maps at a cost of $4,148.40. by the compliance date. n Received the AVSP management’s report. n The Board denied the counter offer from the Decision items during the AVSP management owners of 44466 Tyrone Terrace to wrap the report consisted of the following: deck and screened porch in White vinyl as n Discussion regarding the Extended Guest/Spon- requested. Instead, the Board approved its sored Additional Adult Policy tabled until the original offer to paint the structure White with February 24, 2009 meeting. the stipulation that the offer must be accepted by n The Board approved the use of the AVSP indoor the homeowners within 30 days. pool from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on April 11, n The Board approved the updated Reserved 2009 for the Blue Waves Team Swim-A-Thon. Parking Policy. n The Board approved the painting of a mural at the Lakes Recreation Center at the Aqua Jets trophy case. n The Board approved the use of up to three lanes at the Sports Pavilion outdoor pool for Aqua Jets practice from June 1st through June 19th. n The Board approved the use of four courts at the Lakes, Mills, and Woods facilities for USTA team 703.505.9367 • firstname.lastname@example.org match play, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. www.echeandia.com n The Board approved a $2,000 disbursement to Design Patios Stone Walls Plantings Mowing WTS for the four tennis pros. Fertilization Mulching Aeration Cleanups ( CO N T I N U E D O N N ExT PAGE) The Villager MAR 09 7 B OARD BR I E F S (CONT INUED) n The Board denied the request from AVFRD to n 20951 Colecroft Square use the AVSP Bus. n 44007 Gala Circle n Received the Facilities and Grounds Manager’s n 44103 Gala Circle report. n 44257 Litchfield Terrace n Received the Resident Services Manager’s n 21071 Pickerelweed Terrace report. The following properties were assessed for trash n Reviewed committee reports and minutes. and recycling violations with the assessments to be The following properties were assessed for lawn applied immediately: and landscaping violations. Assessments will be n 20771 Apollo Terrace waived if properties are brought into compliance n 43870 Chloe Terrace by the compliance deadline: n 21076 Cripple Creek Square n 44140 Allderwood Terrace The following properties had no further action n 43978 Cheltenham Circle taken: n 21071 Pickerelweed Terrace n 20762 Apollo Terrace - CURED n 21075 Pickerelweed Terrace n 20576 Blue Water Court - CURED The following properties were assessed for lawn n 20577 Blue Water Court - CURED and landscaping violations with the assessments to n 43989 Chloe Terrace - CURED be applied immediately: n 21068 Mossy Glen Terrace - CURED n 20771 Apollo Terrace The following properties were assessed for vehicle n 21076 Cripple Creek Square violations. Assessments will be waived if the prop- The following property was assessed for pet curb- erty is brought into compliance by the compliance ing violations. Assessments will be waived if prop- deadline: erty is brought into compliance by the compliance n 20585 Blue Water Court deadline. n 20598 Broadnax Place n 43955 Choptank Terrace n 44019 Florence Terrace The following property was assessed for prop- n 44037 Lords Valley Terrace erty maintenance violations. Assessments will be n 44239 Sonora Lane waived if property is brought into compliance by The Board went into Executive Session at the compliance deadline: 9:45 p.m. n 43962 Maiden Creek Court The Board came out of Executive Session at The following properties had no further action 10:25 p.m. taken: n The Board approved the modifications to the n 20222 Catlett Place AVSP management contract with WTS Interna- n 43989 Clary Court - CURED tional regarding lifeguard compensation, and to n 43872 Glenhazel Drive - CURED reopen negotiations of a new contract in 2010. n 43883 Glenhazel Drive The meeting adjourned at 10:27 p.m. The following properties were assessed for trash and recycling violations. Assessments will be waived if properties are brought into compliance by the compliance deadline: n 20585 Blue Water Court n 20598 Broadnax Place 8 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg LAKESHOR E C O N D O M I N I U M N E W S lAKeshoRe conDoMiniuM oFFice 44190 NATALIE TERRACE Board of Directors Meeting ASHBURN, VA, 20147 Office Telephone: (703) 723-7960 Office FAX: (703) 723-7961 Site Manager: Susan Londos E-Mail Address: Lakeshoreoffice@verizon.net the March 2009 Board of Directors meeting will be held on wednesday, March 25, 2009, 6:30 PM in the lakeshore condominium clubhouse Heat In Units The heat in your unit must be set at a suitable temperature in the winter months to avoid pipes from bursting in your unit and/or the utility closet where your furnace is housed. Please Note: It is very im- portant that the heat is on in unoccupied units (Units For Sale, etc). REMINDER: Please do not make repairs on automobiles on the property. As noted in the previous Villager there is no car washing at Lakeshore Condominium. Dogs Dogs are not allowed to be placed on a leash unattended on the property. Please respect the common areas on the property and pick up after your dogs. Serving Ashburn Village for over 20 years! We offer state of the art dentistry including Invisalign, Conscious Sedation, and Cosmetic Dentistry. 703-444-5108 46175 Westlake Drive, Suite 130 • Potomac Falls, VA 20165 fax: 703-444-4860 • www.ellingtonhulbert.com We accept BC/BS of Va, Delta and GEHA Connection Dental. We will file with most insurances. Dr. Paul Ellington Dr. Robert Hulbert The Villager MAR 09 9 ASHBURN V I L L AG E what you Might see going on in the Village Bridge Work on Pavilion Lake permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to Residents who walk the trail around Pavilion pave the trail through Livonia Woods. That work Lake will notice the biggest bridge about 600 feet will begin later in the spring. west of the Sports Pavilion has been closed off. Engineers examined the supporting substructure Fire Lanes on Private Streets and recommended immediate closure to all traffic. All fire lanes, no parking signs, etc. that are This has been done. placed on the private streets of the Village must By the time you read this, we should have be reviewed and approved by the Loudoun received the official shop drawings from the bridge County Fire Marshal. We have received the first manufacturer. Those drawings are required for two reports from the Fire Marshal, which cover County approval of the construction permit. Gala Circle and the circle in front of the Pavilion. Once we have the permit we will be able to pub- Changes to both areas will be required. We have lish a more definitive schedule. Realistically, con- distributed to Gala Circle homeowners a list of struction will probably start in mid-to-late March. changes that they can expect. The Pavilion will We will notify the folks in the Lakeshore Condo- publicize the new information for that circle as miniums a minimum of two weeks before parking well. Sheriff ’s Deputies will enforce these changes. areas are closed. Please understand AVCA has no discretionary authority over these changes. Change in Mulch Treatment One of the recommendations in the Village Master Plan was the reduction in height of mulch around trees and shrubs. The current high mulch treatment encourages disease and damage to the trunk. It also makes the tree look like it was planted in a miniature volcano. To accomplish Landscape Restoration Project this reduction, we will begin a three-year process By the time you read this, the new entrance this spring to systematically lower the height of the feature greeting persons entering the Village mulch in tree rings and beds on common ground. should have been completed on the right-hand It will take three years because roots have risen side of Gloucester Parkway close to Lake Killawog. to the surface under the mulch, and so to minimize Also, construction will be underway on a smaller root damage we will accomplish a portion of the entrance feature on the right side of Marblehead lowering each spring over three years. To lower it as you enter the Village. This smaller feature will radically in one year could cause us to lose trees. become the standard entrance feature for smaller This change is one small element of the greater roads entering the Village. The first planting of focus on the environment discussed by the Presi- trees along both sides of Lake Killawog has been dent of AVCA in his article at the beginning of completed. There will be additional planting of this Villager. shrubs in the spring. Finally, as you read this the trail on the west side of Lake Killawog should be If you have any questions on these four items, under construction. It has been delayed by weath- please contact the Office at 703-723-7910 or by er and utility questions. We have just received email at email@example.com 10 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg AROUND T H E V I L L AG E crishana l. loritsch, cMcA®, AMs® Resident Services Manager Spring time is just around the corner and we all know what that means. All the buds start to bloom, and with spring comes the time to take care of all of those household chores that couldn’t be done all winter long. 2009 Lot-by-Lot Inspections So, how are these inspections done and 2009 Lot-by-Lot inspections begin on March what are you looking for, exactly? 1, 2009. If you are new to Ashburn Village and Now, for more about the inspections them- unacquainted with this process, we’ll explain. selves: when we inspect, we’re using our Govern- Lot-by-Lot inspections are conducted each ing documents, including the A&E document, as year by AVCA staff, generally from March until a benchmark. We’re examining your rake boards November. We visit each and every property in and ledger boards, shutters and dormers for any the Village (excluding the apartments), taking time wood deterioration and fading paint. We’re to walk the perimeter of each lot and assess the doing a visual to see if your gutters, downspouts condition of each property. and drains appear to be securely attached and are in good condition. We’re going to inspect the Why do inspections? appearance of your deck, patio and any other Why do this, you might ask. Well, we expend exterior improvements that may exist. If you have this level of effort to make certain that we’re do- a gas lamp, we’ll note if the mantle is operating ing all we can to do ensure that Village property properly. We’ll check your siding for discoloration values remain high. It’s also our opportunity to and excessive dirt or other stains. Also noted will check in with you to make certain that we’re both be the location of any portable basketball goals or in agreement about the condition of your proper- play equipment. Trash cans and recycling con- ty and that as a homeowner, you fully understand tainers not stored properly will be noted, as will your maintenance obligations under our Gov- lawns that need to be cut or trees that should be erning and Architectural Guidelines documents. pruned. Finally, we’ll check to make certain that While some refer to this process as a ‘report card’, your house numbers are attached and easily visible we prefer to think of it as just another resource from the street (this is a requirement of Loudoun to ensure that all property owners are consistently County code). and uniformly maintaining their homes. So as you can see, we’re noting any repairs Whether one lives at the north end of the or obvious violations that we see when walking Village in a neighborhood that was constructed around your property. Keep in mind that any early in our community’s development or at the violations are not the result of any complaint, but south end with more recent construction, AVCA a quick assessment of your property at that par- strives to work throughout the Village and with ticular moment in time. all property owners to keep Village aesthetics in top shape. The superior condition of our various The inspection report neighborhoods is why people want to buy here, Once we’ve completed the inspection, live here, and generally end up remaining for homeowners with property where we’ve identified many years. concerns or violations will receive an inspection ( CO N T I N U E D O N N Ex T PAGE) The Villager MAR 09 11 AROUND T H E V I L L AG E (CONTINUED) report letter in the mail approximately 7-10 days Lot-by-Lot inspections start, many owners will later, along with an estimated timeframe for find contractors book up quickly for spring and correction. In situations where the violation is summer. Please notify the AVCA office if you’ve particularly serious, a photograph of the problem received a notice from us for a violation on which may accompany the inspection report letter. work has already been scheduled. This will avoid receiving a violation reminder letter in the mail. Small Corrections - Big Rewards Here are a few simple corrections you can Recently moved to or make to avoid common lot-by-lot violations: within Ashburn Village? If you have just recently purchased your Store all toys and recreation equipment out n property, you should have received a Homeowners of view. Disclosure Package from the seller. The package included information about a detailed inspection Double check that your trash and recycling n we did of the home and any noted violations. containers are stored out of view on non- Since this is the most comprehensive inspection we trash days. perform and we keep this information on record Make certain the general exterior of your n for follow-up, we’ll skip an inspection of your home is in good order and check your ga- property during the Lot-by-Lot process. If the rage door for peeling paint. property had violations at the time of the Disclo- sure inspection, you’re already in the process for a Look up! Rakeboards located at the roof n follow up inspection. line and just under the shingles should be Residents are encouraged to begin looking at checked for paint condition. Often, paint is your home now. Certainly weather plays a big faded or peeling in this area. This is the #1 role in painting and exterior maintenance, but problem we identify on homes throughout it doesn’t affect the proper storage of children’s the Village. toys or garbage cans or the scheduling of obvious repairs. Check the wood trim around windows and n Beginning with the April 2009 Villager, the doors. If the wood is deteriorating and paint inspection calendar will be published to inform is needed, get that work scheduled now for homeowners as to what streets within the Village early spring. are scheduled for inspection. You may also reference AVCA’s website at www.ashburnvillage. If n you made an exterior improvement last org for the latest information regarding the 2009 fall and forgot to get approval, don’t delay Lot-by-Lot process. any longer. Visit our website, www.ash- burnvillage.org to download the appropriate forms. Other questions? Give the Covenants Department a call at 703- n the spring and throughout the summer In 723-7910 or send an e-mail to me at cloritsch@ and fall, make certain your lawn is mowed ashburnvillage.org. We’re here to help you. and any landscaping is being maintained. Simply put…your lot should be tidy. If you already know you’ve got larger issues, schedule the maintenance ahead of time. Once 12 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg BROAD RUN DISTRICT lori waters Broad Run District Supervisor Budget hearings As you may have heard, County Administra- Cuts n would come in four areas: reducing tor Kirby Bowers presented the FY10 Budget to levels of service and operation at county the Board of Supervisors on Monday, February 9. facilities, closing satellite offices and some While the picture is not pretty for the county, your public safety facilities, eliminating some pro- input could make a tremendous difference in how grams, most of which provide community we make it through these tough times. We need services, and reducing or deferring facility all hands on deck to help us come up with creative maintenance. ways to trim our budget. View n the County Administrator’s Budget The Board of Supervisors will hold a total of Presentation here: http://www.loudoun.gov/ five public input sessions later this month where Portals/0/docs/Budget/FY%2010%20Budget your comments and suggestions are encouraged. %20Presentation.pdf You can sign up for a time slot starting As the county budget, including the allocation Wednesday, February 11 by calling to Loudoun County Public Schools, is developed, 703-777-0204. You can sign up for one speaking I hope to maintain a reasonable balance between slot at one of the five sessions. Speakers will likely spending and property tax rates so that we can have 2 or 3 minutes each to speak. maintain the best of our schools and services Budget Public Hearings without overburdening county residents in these tough economic times. With greatly varied as- February 25, 6:00 pm sessments, the proposed $1.29 tax rate will impact Government Center, Leesburg property owners in different ways; some may see a February 26, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm tax increase, others a tax cut. Given the economic Government Center, Leesburg burdens locally and nationally, we must all come February 28, 10:00 am and 12:30 pm together and recognize that the government will School Administration Building, Ashburn have to reduce services in some areas. The Board of Supervisors will face this task for general county FY10 Budget Highlights services, and the School Board will make the spe- cific decisions for the schools. (Note that the Board The n County Administrator’s budget sets a of Supervisors provides a lump sum to the schools tax rate of $1.29. and cannot decide spending levels for any school Due n to lowered assessments, the average program.) I certainly welcome any ideas that you residential tax bill would be reduced have as we work through these challenging times. approximately 3.2% or $167. I look forward to hearing from you. If you n Proposed budget includes $909 million for are unable to attend one of the budget public the school system, $484 million for general hearings, you can also submit your comments by county services and $10.6 million for the e-mailing the entire Board at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth (CSA). n Options for reducing spending include cuts of five, ten, and fifteen percent. The Villager MAR 09 13 COMMUNITY NEWS energy saving solutions From saving the environment to saving money, on energy efficiency and solar opportunities on many people are trying to go green this year. As Monday, March 2nd at the Sterling Community highlighted by the Obama Administration, energy Center from 7-9 pm. He will present energy-saving efficiency is a major part of reducing your envi- options and explain government programs that are ronmental impact that can also reduce your utility making solar energy systems even more affordable. costs. Residential energy use accounts for about Kent has 19 years of experience in serving 21% of total energy consumption in the US, so residential customers, and is committed to benefit- homeowners play an important part in reducing ing the environment through a reduction in fossil dependence on fossil fuels. For this reason, it is fuel use. He wants to educate homeowners about critical for Virginia homeowners to have access to the financial and environmental benefits of solar all possible energy options and services available to power. His company offers trained profession- them. With this in mind, I thought your organiza- als who design and install the most efficient solar tion would be interested in knowing about a free energy systems for customers. upcoming event for local homeowners to learn For more information or to RSVP for this about energy efficiency. event, contact Kent Baake at email@example.com. Kent Baake, owner of Continuum Energy For more information about Continuum Energy Solutions, will be hosting a free educational forum Solutions, please visit www.ces-va.com. 14 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com spring training portant numbers needed for the sheriff ’s depart- Spring is almost here and it won’t be long ment and community services such as poison and before we’re all out and about enjoying our neigh- animal control. When you see the volunteers in borhoods and all our community has to offer. So, your neighborhood, I encourage you to say hello to provide you with a little heads up for planning and see what Neighborhood Watch has to offer purposes I would like to give you a preview of you. what Neighborhood Watch has planned for March Since our community works on volunteerism and April. Also, as a new service to our residents, and we want informed volunteers, we are hold- in this section of the Villager I will include the ing our spring training on Tuesday, April 14th, Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office Neighborhood 7:00 p.m. at the Lakes Recreation Center. The Watch Newsletter. This is a great newsletter that Sheriff ’s department will teach the training and includes hot crime topics, frequently asked ques- the topic will be “Gang Awareness”. If you can, tions and the latest happenings in our county. please plan to make this training session. We had As soon as the weather gets nice in March, we this class last year and it was full of great informa- will start distributing informational door hanger tion, so you will not be disappointed. April will bags to all residents in the Village. These bags will also host our first neighborhood block parties and include an informational flyer from the National Crime Prevention Council and an important we’re planning to have it later in April. Look for more information in the next Villager and com- numbers refrigerator magnet. The flyer provides munity posting areas. Last year’s block parties great information on participating in Neighbor- were a great success so I know this year the num- hood Watch and the magnet has a list of 10 im- ber of neighborhoods participating and the size of parties will be even bigger and better. Remember, being a member of Neighborhood Watch is very passive. You can even do it from the comfort of Personalized Care your home. It’s all about looking out for Ashburn Town Square a Quality Location each other and each other’s property. 43930 Farmwell Hunt The amount of time you devote is en- Plaza, Suite 136 tirely up to you and any involvement is going to be valuable and helpful to our Ashburn, VA 20147 community. If you would like to volun- 703-858-0045 teer, we would love to have your help. Our meetings are every second Between the Bloom and CVS in Tuesday of the month at the Lakes the Ashburn Town Square Recreation Center at 7:00 p.m. We look Center forward to hearing what you have to say. firstname.lastname@example.org The Sheriff ’s newsletter follows, Visit us at so please read on. Don’t react to www.RonaldRayDDS.com headlines; help prevent them, Join Neighborhood Watch! The Villager MAR 09 15 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH (CONTINUED) changes in neighborhood watch Due to increases in the coordinator only meeting once each coordinator can talk about amount of new neighborhood per year in those areas so that what is going on in his/her area watches being formed, the and share their ideas with the crime prevention unit will be other coordinators. reorganizing in order to work Making these changes will with everyone more efficiently. mean that your normal point Neighborhood watches will of contact may be changing. As now be given certain areas and of right now Deputy Spurlock the classes for neighborhood will have all the Neighborhood watch groups in that area will Watch programs to the North be held in a centralized loca- of Rt. 7 and east of Rt. 28. tion. Doing this will allow more Deputy Payne will have all the people to attend training at Neighborhood Watches to the one time. This will also assist South of Rt. 7 and West of the coordinator in getting their Rt. 28. If your coordinator has neighborhoods the two required changed they will be contact- training per year. ing you within the next couple We will also be scheduling a weeks. Tired of Living in Relief is Just Around the Corner! If you suffer from neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel or sciatica, Dr. Shandon Thompson, board- certified chiropractic sports physician and Director of the Loudoun Spine & Sports Group offers advanced non-drug, non-surgical therapy to diagnose and help end your pain! FREE* No Obligation Pain Solution Consultation Call: 703-777-1234 Visit our office, meet the staff, and meet with the doctor to L OUDOUN determine how we can best help you! SPINE & SPORTS GROUP Loudoun Spine & Sports Group has been Chiropractic • Physical Therapy • Massage serving Loudoun County residents since 1993. They also provide insurance billing and accept payment directly from your carrier. (*limited time offer) Hear what our patients are saying by calling our 24 hour testimonial line: 1-888-659-1947. www.LoudounSpine.com 44121 Harry Byrd Hwy, #120, Ashburn, VA 16 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH (CONTINUED) Frequently Asked Questions Q : I am having problems with commercial vehicles parking in my neighborhood. Is HOAS may differ in what they allow. there anything that can be done about that? Q : Can airsoft guns be fired in my neighbor- hood? A : Loudoun County Ordinance 480.09 states that a commercial vehicle is a vehicle that has more than 2 axles or has a rated capacity in excess A : BB, Airsoft and Paint ball guns are hobbies kids are getting into these days, but what are of 1.5 tons. Those vehicles are not allowed to park the laws about these type of weapons? Accord- within or along a public highway where the land ing to Loudoun County Ordinance 684.02, these abutting is in a residential district. weapons are allowed to be purchased, but there Loudoun County Ordinance 480.10 deals are very few areas that they can be used. Breaking with recreational vehicles such as travel trailers, this ordinance is a class 1 misdemeanor punish- campers, motorized dwellings and boats. Those able by up to 1 year in jail and a $2500 fine. vehicles can not be parked more than 24 hours Also, another good thing to keep in mind is within or on a public highway where the land although it is not a real firearm the state of abutting is a Residential District. Keep in mind Virginia treats it as such in brandishing cases. If you would like to have a question answered, please e-mail the question to Nathaniel.Payne@loudoun.gov or James.Spurlock@loudoun.gov. theft from Vehicles H.E.A.T. In January so far more than 56 incidents have occurred. This HEAT is an acronym for Help is still an ongoing problem in Loudoun County. It is also an easily Eliminate Auto Theft. This is solved one. The more commonly taken items include GPS, small a cooperative effort of the electronics and money. Also beware if you are parked somewhere Virginia State police, DMV, other than your residence and have a garage door opener in your and local law enforcement. vehicle as well as a GPS system. The GPS can save your home ad- H.E.A.T. provides a 24-hour-a- dress and your garage door opener can allow a thief an entry point. day, seven-days-a-week toll- Be sure to remove these items at all times, keep your vehicle locked, free number–1-800-947-HEAT and park in a garage if you have it available. We, as a County, need to curb this trend of theft from vehicles. (4328)–for citizens to call and In January there has been a spike of vehicle thefts. Most have report information concerning occurred in the Sterling area and are primarily Honda type vehicles. the theft of vehicles, vehicle The most popular stolen car is the Honda Civic. parts or chop shop operations. Some helpful tips: Callers may remain anonymous n LOCK YOUR VEHICLE throughout the process. Addi- n Park in well lit and high traffic areas. tionally callers who supply tips n Never leave keys in a vehicle. leading to arrests are eligible n Investigate and purchase a vehicle tracking system for rewards of up to $25,000. (especially if you have a frequently stolen model). For more information, please n Install a mechanical device that can lock steering wheel, steer- visit www.heatreward.com. ing column, or brakes. These devices can deter criminals. The Villager MAR 09 17 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH (CONTINUED) loudoun county BB gun ordinance Discharging BB Guns in Heavily Populated Areas (a) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide against the shooting of air-operated, carbon dioxide gas-operated and spring-operated weapons in heavily populated areas of the County, under authority granted the County in Section 15.2-1209 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended. D (b) efinition. “BB gun,” for the purpose of this section, means and includes any air gun, air rifle and similar device designed and intended to expel a projectile through a gun barrel of any length by means of expansion or release of compressed carbon dioxide gas or compressed air, or by combina- tion of spring action and compressed air. The term “BB gun” includes, but is not limited to, devices commonly referred to as paint ball guns, which operate by this means. (c) Unlawful. No person shall discharge any BB gun in the unicorporated portion of the County, except those areas zoned A-3, A-10 or A-25 under the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance. This sec- tion shall not be deemed to prohibit the following acts: (1) Any shooting or discharge of BB guns upon a lawfully existing target, trap or skeet range; (2) Any shooting or discharge of BB guns upon a target range operated by any police department or other law enforcement agency (3) Any discharge of BB guns in an entirely indoor target range, provided that ade- quate provisions are made to retain within the structure all projectives discharged; and (4) Any discharge of an unload- ed BB gun, or any discharge of a BB gun not resulting in the expulsion of a projectile. (Ord. 00-07. Passed 7-8-00) 18 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH (CONTINUED) commercial Vehicle ordinance 480.09 PARKING COMMERCIAL 480.10 PARKING MAJOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES. EQUIPMENT IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES. No person shall park any commercial vehicle, No person shall park any major recreational except while loading or unloading, while involved equipment for longer than twenty-four hours in construction work or while performing services, within or along any public highway of the County such as repair and/or installation of equipment, where the land abutting such highway is classified within or along any public highway of the as a Residential District under the Zoning Ordi- County where the land abutting such highway is nance of the County. classified as a Residential District under the For purposes of this section, “major recre- Zoning Ordinance of the County. ational equipment” is defined as travel trailers, For purposes of this section, a “commercial pick-up campers, moisturized dwellings, ten trail- vehicle” is any vehicle with a rated capacity in ers, boats and boat trailers, houseboats and the excess of 1.5 tons or with more than two axles, like and cases or boxes used for transporting such or both. recreational equipment, whether occupied by such (Ord.97-01. Passed 2-19-97.) equipment or not. This section shall become effective on June 15, 1997. (Ord. 97-01. Passed 2-19-97.) neighborhood watch Door hanger IMPORTANT NUMBERS As soon as the weather gets nice in March, we will start distributing informational door hanger bags to all residents in the Village. These bags will include an informational flyer from the National Crime Prevention Council and an impor- tant numbers refrigerator magnet. The flyer provides great NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH information on participating in Neighborhood Watch and WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER!™ the magnet has a list of 10 important numbers needed for EMERGENCY 911 CRIME SOLVERS 703-777-1919 the sheriff’s department and community services such as NON-EMERGENCY 703-777-1021 GANG ACTIVITY HOTLINE 1-888-664-2647 NON-EMERGENCY NARCOTICS TIP LINE poison and animal control. When you see the volunteers in 703-777-0445 703-779-0552 SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADMIN POISON CONTROL your neighborhood, please say hello and see what Neigh- 703-777-0407 1-800-222-1222 COMMUNITY POLICING ANIMAL CONTROL borhood Watch has to offer you. 703-729-0581 703-777-0406 The Villager MAR 09 19 ASHBURN VO LU N T E E R F I R E R E SC U E D E PA RT M E N T notes From your neighbors… Karleen hagan Chair (703) 729-2103 Barbara J Murphy (703) 729-2051 www.ashburnfirerescue.org My name is Terry when he was having trouble breathing?” the Traumasaurus, Your mom or dad called the ambulance so that and I am a paramedic Tommy could get help right away. The people dinosaur whose job it who came in the ambulance brought supplies, like is to help promote the oxygen and medicines, which helped Tommy feel well being and safety of better. Then they took him to the hospital right children in the Ashburn away, where the doctors could help your brother. community. Do you know how to call for help when you I am big, and need it? Do you know when to call for help? Ask friendly and green. My Mom and Dad to teach you and come to the Open friends say I am cuddly, too! I really like House at Ashburn VFRD on May 17th children and they like me. Everywhere I to use a special phone to practice calling 911 go, I get lots and lots of questions from for help. boys and girls about all my friends at the Do you have questions for Terry? Email firehouse and what they do there. them to email@example.com. If Tommy, who is 6 years old, asks ‘Why we use your question on the website, you did my brother go in the ambulance might win a Terry doll! Pancake Breakfast Ashburn Firehouse, 20688 Ashburn Rd. First Sunday of every month. Next dates March 1 and April 5th. 8:00 a.m. till noon, Adults $6.00, Ages 3-8 $4.00 & seniors $5.00, under 3 is free. Bring your camera; Terry the Traumasaurus will be making an appearance for great picture taking. Join us for “Kid’s Corner” Every month will feature a new surprise, a visit by a special guest, a craft project, etc. As always there is an opportunity for child and adult to tour the fire engines and ambulances that protect you every day. If you have a youth group that requires community service hours, please contact 703-729-2103 Super bowl Sunday crafts were or 703-729-2051. great fun for this happy guy! 20 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg ASHBURN VO LU N T E E R F I R E R E SC U E D E PA RT M E N T (CONTINUED) winter Fall safety catch a bus or beat traffic when crossing a Just because it is March, if you think we are street. done with the snow, you have not lived in Virginia W n alk cautiously. Your arms help keep you long enough! Please reduce your risk of fall- balanced, so keep hands out of pockets and ing when slippery conditions exist: avoid carrying heavy loads that may cause n ear boots or overshoes with non-skid soles. W you to become off balance. Shoes with smooth surfaces increase the risk W n alk “small.” Avoid an erect, marching of slipping. posture. Look to see ahead of where you step. n alk consciously. Be alert to the possibil- W When you step on icy areas, take short, shuf- ity that you could quickly slip on an unseen fling steps, curl your toes under and walk as patch of ice. Avoid the temptation to run to flatfooted as possible. Pasta Dinner: Friday, March 20, 5 PM ‘til….. We are re-introducing an old idea with a new twist. The traditional Fire House Spaghetti Dinner was always a favorite of families in the community, especially on a cold winter night. However, times have changed and Ashburn families expect (and deserve) more than soggy spaghetti with a meatball on top. We will be serving up multiple pastas and multiple sauces at our new Pasta Bar, all donated & prepared by Vapiano’s (Dulles Town Center) and Rubino’s (Ashbrook Commons). Expect salads and garlic bread, hot and cold entrees, and, of course, mac and cheese for the kids. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6.00 for kids 3 – 8 yrs, under three are free! Tickets and more information will be available at the March 1st Pancake breakfast or via Pay Pal at www.ashburnfirerescue.org. Kids Corner with Maggie Carlson Take a Bike Ride! A few weeks ago, my mom and I went for a bike ride on the W&OD Trail. This trail was built on the old railway line called the Washington and Old Dominion, and it runs from Alexandria all the way to Purcellville! We only rode on a short part of the trail, though, from Ashburn to Route 28. We got on the trail where it passes by the playground off Tavern Drive and turned left. Along the way, we took a rest at Smiths Switch Station, which has a bench, water fountain and bathrooms. After a few miles, we finally reached the big bridge that goes over Route 28. It’s really cool to stand there and watch all the cars going under the bridge. We saw lots of birds and even some deer on our bike ride. There were also plenty of other bike riders, along with people walking with their dogs. You have to be careful when riding on the trail, and stay on your side of the yellow line. You should also remember to say “on your left” when passing slower riders and walkers, and be careful when get- ting on and off the trail as well. Some bike riders go really fast! If you are interested in more information on the W&OD Trail, ask your parents to go to the website www.wodfriends.org. This website has lots of information about the trail. The Villager MAR 09 21 VOLUNTEER looking for a Volunteer opportunity? lake Killawog wants you! The AVCA Lakes and Ponds Committee (L&P Committee) monitors these assets of the Village, and serves as an advisor concerning them to the Board of Directors, including making budget recommendations. Each lake or pond has a “warden,” a committee member who lives close to it, keeps an eye on it, and submits an informal monthly report to the L&P Committee. The committee member who served as the warden for Lake Killawog had to resign, and we would like to have another volunteer for that lake. would be to walk around the lake at least once per Lake Killawog is located near the intersection of month, write up a report for the L&P Committee, Gloucester Parkway and Marblehead Road. and attend our monthly meetings. These meetings This would not take much time, but it is last about one to two hours and are at 7 p.m. on important. You would be the Village’s “eyes and the third Wednesday of each month at the Mills voice” for this lake, letting us know early on of Rec Center. For additional information, call Mark conditions that might turn into problems, as well Schnupp at the AVCA office or Gene May at as other suggestions as you see fit. Your duties 703-723-3240. We look forward to meeting you! March is American Looking to Join a Friendly Red Cross Month Group to Play Golf Looking to join a friendly group to play golf? In 1905, the Red Cross was chartered by Congress Then you are invited to join our Ladies Golf Group at to “carry on a system of national and international relief Brambleton Golf Club. Our league operates on Monday in time of peace and apply the same in mitigating the mornings throughout the season and we have fun com- sufferings caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, petitions each week. Our first day of play is April 13th. and other great national calamities, and to devise and If you are interested or would like to know more then carry on measures for preventing the same.” please call Judy Bear at 703-471-4593 or Ruby Coakley It’s not a government agency, but the organiza- at 540-751-2242. tion’s charter imposes duties and obligations to the nation, to disaster victims, and to those who support its work. The American Red Cross links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families. It sends emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their families. It also serves 1.2 million members of the National Guard and Reserves and their families living in nearly every community in America. There are more than 700 U.S. chapters and 58 in military installations and deployed in forward locations in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. 22 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg THE CRITTER CORNER www.ashburnanimals.com Dr. steve Velling it’s not a Muzzle! Have you ever been on a walk and seen a dog The concept is simple – if you have control of wearing what looked like a muzzle? It may have the head, you have far better control of the dog been a nice color, and the dog was walking very versus a collar around the neck or a harness around calmly, not at all what you’d expect from a dog the body, which can almost encourage a dog to pull. wearing a muzzle. In fact, that dog was most likely The 2 straps (one over the nose, one behind the wearing something called a Gentle Leader or Halti head) apply control and light pressure to the head headcollar, and those who own one often swear that and mouth. A dog is still free to bark, pant, eat or they simply could not walk their dog without it. drink, but the person walking the dog will notice Many people, whether they have a big or small that it is much easier to walk Fido. Other advan- dog, have been pulled over and subsequently in- tages are it offers control for all people, no matter jured from having their dog become excited while the size of the dog or person, so a child can usually on a leash and then lunge forward. I know of an walk a big dog, because they control the dog’s head elderly woman who, while walking her little ter- and neck. In addition, it is safer and more effective rier, was pulled off her feet and then broke her hip than a choke chain or prong collar, and can be used when her dog saw a squirrel and took off after it. on puppies as young as 8 weeks of age. When I see a dog come into our clinic pulling so So if you have a big unruly dog that you dread hard that it is literally choking itself, I take that as a walking, or a little dog that barks at everything chance to recommend to the owner a different way while out on a walk, then consider getting one of of walking their dog. these headcollars. I really think you’ll like it. ASHBURN VILLAGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL The Villager MAR 09 23 GIRL SCOU T S Joanne Poesch 703-858-9560 time to select a summer camp firstname.lastname@example.org The Girl Scouts Offers Tips to Help You Select the Right Camp for Your Child Hard to believe that it’s already time to select a M nany camps allow you to visit prior to regis- summer camp! The fact is, camp information and tering your child. This is a good opportunity brochures are arriving in homes and parents are to check out the facilities to make sure it beginning to wonder what their school age chil- matches the glossy pictures in the brochures. dren will do during school summer recess. Also check to see if the facility is well main- tained to ensure that your child will be safe Camp attendance is increasing, especially dur- and secure. ing these tough economic times when both parents must work. According to Lidia Soto-Harmon, Think about the location—is distance im- n spokesperson for the Girl Scout Council of the portant? Camps in your area make it easier Nation’s Capital, “You need to do your homework for you to get there and it is more likely that and be prepared to make a decision because space local families and friends will also attend. fills-up quickly for many camps.” Camps that are further from your home will expose your child to new friends and encour- Girl Scouting and camping is a long-standing age more independence in your camper. tradition that builds character and confidence in girls. The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Costs n can vary from camp to camp, so do Capital offers the following tips to help parents your homework, and if needed find out if select the best camp for their child. financial assistance is available to help defray some of the expenses. According to the Consider if your child is ready for an n American Camp Association, the national “extended” stay away from home, or if a day average for day camp runs from $100 - $275 camp would be more appropriate. a week and for a sleep-away camp from $325 nould you prefer a coed facility or a camp W to $780 a week. that caters to just girls or boys? Also, you will Investigate the history of the camp and n need to decide if your child will attend camp reputation of the company or organization with a friend or relative and make those ar- running the program. Make sure the orga- rangements with the camp in advance. nization is financially sound and the facility Camps provide a wide variety of programs n well maintained. and specialties from high adventure, arts and For more information on summer sleep-away crafts to academic studies. Selecting a camp or day camp visit the Girl Scout website at www. with the right facilities and activities will re- gscnc.org. Get your application in for Girl Scout quire some research. Compare your options sleep-away camp by March 1. and look for camps that will appeal to your child’s interests. For more information on other activities spon- sored by Ashburn’s Girl Scout Service Unit 70-10, Ask n about the type of training the staff please contact Joanne Poesch, Local Press Repre- receives, if it is mandatory and what special- sentative, at email@example.com or 703-858-9560. ty certifications the staff holds-- from high rope to archery instructors. 24 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg GIRL SCOU T S Ashburn girl scouts Participate in inaugural Ball Ashburn Senior Girl Scout Obama at their ball, they Troop 4315 was selected to certainly felt his presence. perform the opening ceremony Says Troop member Am- for the All-American Inaugural ber Bryant, “Our journey Ball held at the Westin Hotel on home was reflective as we 14th and M Street on January realized that we just partici- 20, 2009. pated in a part of US his- The Troop’s evening kicked tory. These were memories off by meeting Girl Scout that I will always carry with Council of the Nation’s Capital me. As America’s future President, Diane Tipton and generation, I hope we will husband David Bradt (pictured above), followed by forever recall this sense of unity whenever we think an exciting limo ride to the Westin. When it was of our great country.” time for their part in the ceremony, the troop color For more information on other activities spon- guard brought forth our nation’s flag with dignity sored by Ashburn’s Girl Scout Service Unit 70-10, and grace. please contact Joanne Poesch, Local Press Repre- Although the Girl Scouts never saw President sentative, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-858-9560. Sew in Love Happy Birthday, Brownies! with Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 5157 celebrated Juliette Gordon Low’s birth- day by putting together “Birthday in a Bag” contributions to the Girl Scout Junior Troop 5958 of Ashburn Loudoun Free Clinic. The girls wanted others who might not be spent a weekend at Camp Winona working on able to celebrate their birthdays to have that opportunity. various badges and service projects. The Broadlands-based Brownie troop consists of second The girls, 5th graders at Sanders Corner graders from Hillside Elementary School, Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School, earned their Sew Simple Elementary School and Creighton’s Corner Elementary School. badge by learning to hand sew and machine The Loudoun Clinic was established to serve medically sew. They made cat nip filled socks for the uninsured Loudoun County residents with limited incomes. Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) and The clinic is staffed by area physicians, nurses, and other fleece pillowcases for the organization Conkerr volunteers who give freely of their time to bring quality medical Cancer. services to our community. To learn more about the clinic, Conkerr Cancer has delivered over 47,000 please visit http://www.loudounfreeclinic.org. pillowcases to chronically ill children in hospi- For more information on other activities sponsored by tals across the United States, including Inova Ashburn’s Girl Scout Service Unit 70-10, please contact Fairfax Hospital. For more information, please Joanne Poesch, Local Press Representative, at jmpoesch@aol. see www.conkerrcancer.org. com or 703-858-9560. For more information on other activities sponsored by Ashburn’s Girl Scout Service Unit 70-10, please contact Joanne Poesch, Local Press Representative, at email@example.com or 703-858-9560. The Villager MAR 09 25 SPRING MULCH SALE & SPREADING Ashburn Boy Scout Troop 1158 Details To Order: • Pay by check (form below) or credit card • Fill out order form below (PayPal) via our web site: • Indicate whether you want us to spread www.troop1158.org your mulch (add’l service) • $ 4.25 per bag – same low price for last • Mail order form and payment to: three years! Troop 1158 Mulch Sale • 3 Cu. Ft. bag • Double Shredded Hardwood 20666 Stillpond Court • FREE delivery & stacking Ashburn, VA 20147 • Delivery for Saturday, April 25th Or visit our web site! (Cut here. Keep top section for your records. Please return bottom section with payment.) Ashburn Boy Scout Troop 1158 Spring 2009 Mulch Sale Order Form Number of Price $ 4.25 Total amount bags ordered: x per bag: = enclosed: (make payable to Troop 1158) Please contact me about spreading $2.00/bag: ______ (check or ‘X’ please) All orders must be submitted by Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Delivery will be made on Saturday, April 25, 2009 Name: Delivery Address: Subdivision: Phone: E-mail address: Order confirmation will be sent via e-mail – Thank you for your continued support Please see a list of our past, present and Eagle Scouts on the reverse 26 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg Hours of Operation Monday - Friday: 5:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 7:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. 20585 Ashburn Village Boulevard (703) 729-0581 • AVSP@ashburnvillage.org www.ashburnsportspavilion.org Ashburn Village 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun Run Sunday, April 26th, 2009 Beneﬁting the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department EVENT REGISTRATION RACE SITE AND NEW COURSES On-line registration is available at http://www.active. The race site is on Fincastle Road right by Ashburn Elemen- com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1689246. Online tary School. New courses for the 5K and 10K have been Registration ends April 22nd. Race fees increase certiﬁed. The courses loop down Ashburn Village Boulevard after April 10th. Registration forms can be turned in and through scenic Ashburn Village. There is no more than at the AVSP Front Desk. a one percent grade incline at any time. Course maps will be available for download at www.ashburnsportspavilion.org. PROCEEDS All race proceeds will be donated to the Ashburn AWARDS Volunteer Fire Department. Awards will be given to the overall fastest three men and women in both the 5K and 10K as well as the top ﬁnishers in FEES the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 10K Ashburn Village Residents: $30 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. Awards will be given to all 10K Non-Residents: $35 children age 12 and under. 10K After April 10: $40 NEW CHRONOTRACK TIMING AND SCORING 5K Ashburn Village Residents: $25 Transponder timing operated by Capital Running Company 5K Non-Residents: $30 will be used to score the 5K and 10K races. The system 5K After April 10: $35 uses a computer “tag” which must be tied to each runners’ shoelaces and records the exact time a runner crosses the Fun Run Ashburn Village Residents: $8 starting line and the ﬁnish line, resulting in a net time for Fun Run Non-Residents: $12 each runner. The tag is disposable. Fun Run After April 10: $15 Race registration forms are available in this issue of the Villager, at the AVSP Front Desk or at www.ashburnsportspavilion.org. More information can be found on the web or you can contact Karen Parks, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Villager MAR 09 27 Ashburn Village youth activities Spring Break Camp NEW! Youth Spring Y Arts & Crafts, supervised gym time, swimming, movies and more! Basketball Clinics Dates: April 6-10 Times: 8am-6pm Basketball speciﬁc clinic with emphasis placed on Cost: $35 per day members agility, speed, ball control, shooting and rebounding. $40 per day non-members Ages: Kindergarten - 11 years Clinic Dates & Times: Saturday, March 14 Sunday, March 15 Kid Fit is BACK! 6-8 years: 11-11:45am 6-8 years: 11-11:45am 9-11 years: 12-1pm 9-11 years: 12-1pm Days: Tuesday & Thursday 12-13 years: 1-2pm 12-13 years: 1-2pm Times: 4:30-5:15 Dates: April 14- May 7 Sunday, March 22 Registration Ends: April 12 6-8 years: 11-11:45am Fee: $60 members for 8 classes 9-11 years: 12-1pm Drop in Rate: $10.00 per class 12-13 years: 1-2pm FREE DEMO CLASSES April 7 & 9 Sunday, March 29 Group Swim Registration Saturday, March 28 6-8 years: 11-11:45am 6-8 years: 11-11:45am Residents: Mon., Mar. 9 @ 7pm 9-11 years: 12-1pm 9-11 years: 12-1pm Non-Residents: Thurs., Mar. 12 @ 7pm 12-13 years: 1-2pm 12-13 years: 1-2pm Classes Start: Mon., Mar. 29 Instructor: Tyrone Beaman Cost: Residents: $10 per clinic Registration is on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst Non-Residents: $15 per clinic served basis. Teen Weight Training Instructor: Lorraine Rosati Days: Wednesday & Friday Date: Saturday, March 28 Time: 4:30pm Cost: $5 per child Dates: On-going Age Groups/Times: 3 mo - 3yrs*: 9-9:30am Instructor: Jen 4 - 6 yrs: 9:45-10:15am Days: Tuesday & Thursday 7 - 10yrs: 10:30-11am Time: 5pm *parental assistance required Dates: On-going For more information, contact Andre Guice, Fee: $15 for 2 classes Aquatics Director, at email@example.com. Please register in advance at the AVSP Front Desk. 28 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg Ashburn Village Jump Start ﬁtness programs Pilates Reformer Level I/II your Fitness Goals Instructor: Olena Kolomiyets NEW FITNESS CLASSES!! Days/Times: Tues. & Thurs., 11:30 am Dates: March 10 – April 2 Boot Camp Registration Ends: March 9 Instructor: Laura D’Agostino Fee: Members: $180 for 8 classes Days Wednesdays (Drop-in $35) Times: 5:30pm- 6:30pm Non-members: $264 for 8 classes Dates: March 11 – April 29 (Drop-in $45) Registration Ends: March 10 Fee: $60 for 8 classes Pilates Reformer Level III Instructor: Olena Kolomiyets Basic Self Defense Techniques for Women Session 1: Mondays 4:00 pm Instructor: Chuck Abbott Dates: March 23- May 11 Days: Mondays Registration Ends: March 21 Times: 7:30-8:30pm Session 2: Fridays 4:00 pm Dates: March 23-May 4 Dates: March 27 – May 15 (No class on April 20) Registration Ends: March 25 Location: Lakes Rec Center Fee: Members: $180 for 8 classes Registration Ends: March 21 (Drop-in $35) Fee: $60 for 6 classes Residents Non-Members: $264 for 8 classes $80 for 6 classes Non-residents (Drop-in $45) Fit Camp Instructor: Kristin Tan Pilates Reformer Mixed Levels Days/Times: Wednesdays, 5:30 am Instructor: Olena Kolomiyets Dates: March 18 – May 13 (no class on 5/8) Days/Times: Sundays, 6pm Registration Ends: March 17 Dates: March 8 – April 26 Fee: $60 members for 8 classes Registration Ends: March 7 This class is only open for members. Current Fee: Members: $180 for 8 classes session runs through March 11th. If you are (Drop-in $35) interested in trying out the class, please take Non-members: $264 for 8 classes advantage of the $10 drop-in rate. Personal Training Special: 3 for $95 Belly Dancing – American Tribal Dance Instructor: Stephanie Niday Through March 15, the AVSP Fitness Depart- Days/Times: Saturdays, ment is offering 3, 1/2 hour Personal Training 12:30-1:30 Level I Sessions for $95. 1:00-2:00 Level II Dates: March 7 – April 25 Purchase your package at the AVSP Front Registration Ends: March 6 Desk. For more information, contact Diane Fee: $60 Members for 8 classes Sohn, Fitness Director, at 703-729-0581 ext $82 Non-members for 8 classes 114. The Villager MAR 09 29 Ashburn Village extras AVSP 2008 Fall Tennis Flight Winners... 2009 Aqua Jets Season Information • Parent’s Information Meeting Men’s Monday Night 4.5 “Top Gun” Flight Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm Nico Botha at the Lakes Recreation Center. Women’s Tuesday Morning 4.0 Flight • Evaluations for New Swimmers Sharon Armand Mon. Apr 6, 5-7pm Wed. Apr 8, 7:30-8pm Women’s Tuesday Night 2.5 Flight Fri. Apr 10, 5-7pm Gina Simpson Mon. Apr 13, 5-7 Wed. Apr 15, 7:30-8pm Women’s Wednesday Morning 3.5 Flight Fri. Apr 17, 5-7pm Janet Puller • Resident Registration begins week of Women’s Wednesday Morning 3.0 Flight April 20 Tracey Springman • Registration Ends May 8 • Practices Start June 1 Men’s Wednesday Evening 3.5/4.0 Flight • Practices and meets run June 1 through David Nelson the end of July. Women’s Thursday Morning 2.5 Flight Look for more information on the web and in Traci Drake next month’s Villager. Please contact Andre Guice, Aquatics Director, at 703-729-0581 ext Women’s Thursday Afternoon 3.5 Flight 116 with any questions. Christine Anderson Women’s Thursday Night 3.0 Flight Kristen Blanco INova Blood Drive The INova Bloodmobile will be in the AVSP Community Yard Sale parking lot on Monday, April 20th from 5-9pm. Photo ID is required. Please allow 1 hour for This year’s spring community yard sale will visit. be on Saturday, May 2nd. Don’t let your treasures go undiscovered! Participate with Please contact the AVSP Front Desk at 703- hundreds of your neighbors by setting up in 729-0581 to make your lifesaving appointment. your yard or driveway. Registration forms will be available at the AVSP Front Desk in April. The Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 12th. For more information on the Community Yard Sale, please contact Cam Miller, Activi- We will open at our normal time of 5am on ties Director, at 703-729-0581 ext 112. Monday, April 13th. 30 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg Run Fast. Run Smart. Run Hard. Ashburn Village 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun Run Sunday, April 26th, 2009 EVENT REGISTRATION AWARDS On-line registration is available at http://www.active.com/ The fastest three men and women overall in both the 5K and event_detail.cfm?event_id=1689246. Online Registration 10K will receive awards. The first man and woman in both ends April 22nd. Race fees increase after April 10th. races in each of the following age groups will get an award: Registration forms can also be turned in at or mailed to the 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion at 20585 Ashburn Village over. Awards will be given to all children age 12 and under. Blvd., Ashburn, VA 20147. Checks can be made out to AVSP. Send registrations c/o Ashburn Village Race. NEW CHRONOTRACK TIMING AND SCORING Transponder timing operated by Capital Running Company PROCEEDS will be used to score the 5K and 10K races. The system All race proceeds will be donated to the Ashburn Volunteer uses a computer “tag” which must be tied to each runners’ Fire Department. shoelaces and records the exact time a runner crosses the starting line and the finish line, resulting in a net time for each FEES runner. The tag is disposable. Overall awards will be based 10K Ashburn Village Residents: $30 upon clock time and age group awards will be based upon 10K Non-Residents: $35 transponder times. 10K After April 10: $40 PACKET PICK-UP AND LATE REGISTRATION 5K Ashburn Village Residents: $25 Race packet, t-shirt pick up, and late registration will be from 5K Non-Residents: $30 5-8 pm on Friday, April 24th and from 2-5 pm on Saturday, 5K After April 10: $35 April 25th, at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion located at Fun Run Ashburn Village Residents: $8 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd. On race day, you may register Fun Run Non-Residents: $12 and pick up race packets from 7 to 7:45am at the Sports Pa- Fun Run After April 10: $15 vilion. Please register in advance to avoid the lines. RACE SITE AND NEW COURSES DIRECTIONS FROM THE BELTWAY ROUTE I-495 The race site is at the Ashburn Elementary School at 44062 Take VA Route 7 west towards Leesburg for nearly 16 miles. Fincastle Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147. The start and finish for Turn left onto Ashburn Village Blvd and go about a mile and all events is in front of the school. The 10K starts first at 8 am, a half to the Ashburn Elementary School and another quarter then the 5K at 8:10 am, and the fun run begins at 8:20 am. mile to the Sports Pavilion. We are only 10 minutes from New courses for the 5K and 10K have been certified. The Dulles Airport. courses loop down Ashburn Village Boulevard and through scenic Ashburn Village. There is no more than a one percent ADDITIONAL INFORMATION grade incline at any time. Course maps will be available for Sponsor, volunteer, parking and more information will be continuously updated on the web at download at www.ashburnsportspavilion.org. www.ashburnsportspavilion.org. First Name: Last Name: Date: Address: City: State: Zip: Telephone: Email: Age on Race Day: Birth Date: Sex: T-Shirt Size (Adult): S M L XL Ashburn Village Resident* Non-Resident T-Shirt Size (Child): S M L *Ashburn Village Residents must present their Sports Pavilion membership card or picture ID at check-in. Selected Race: 5K 10K Fun Run PARENT SIGNATURE IF UNDER 18: Detach and mail along with payment or stop in at the Pavilion. The Villager MAR 09 31 (C.A.R.E) CREATING AWARENESS AND RESPONSIBILITY ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT A sustainable world takes everyone Kelley S. Davidson What if just for one day everyone in the n If you “clean” your house with harsh/toxic Village decided to take a thermos of water instead chemicals (i.e. most conventional cleaners)… of buying bottled water? …you might want to consider better What if just for one day everyone in the options as these choices are moving us all County decided to use a canvas bag for purchases backwards. and refuse the plastic bag? n If you have started looking for local and What if just for one day everyone in the organic food choices… Commonwealth of Virginia figured out a way to n If you try to buy meat and poultry from forgo one trip somewhere - either by carpooling or sustainable and local sources… having a friend pick up something at the store? n If you have tried to turn down your thermostat What if just for one day everyone on the East a little this winter (keeping it less than Coast turned down the thermostat by 1 degree 68 degrees)… and put on a sweater instead? n If you are recycling everything that your local What if just for one day everyone in the whole recycle company will take… United States decided to drive 5 or 10 mph more n If you have turned off your extra refrigera- slowly to work? tor or freezer and hang your clothes up to dry The answers are simple and astounding - it all whenever possible… adds up to huge energy savings. The cumulative n If you use baking soda, dish detergent, vinegar, results of a very small sacrifice can be tremendous lemon juice or other natural cleaners… and shows us all how the effort is worthwhile. …youaredefinitelyontherighttrack. Over 90 billion plastic bags are used daily in the n If you have a garden or buy your food from a U.S. Studies show that you can save up to 5% on co-op or a farmers market… your heating bill for every degree that you lower it n If you look for ways to recycle items that your and that by driving 55 mph you can increase your local recycle company won’t take… gas mileage by 20%! These are the thoughts that n If you have installed solar panels or purchased race through my mind everyday as I try to align an energy efficient appliance… my life on a course of sustainability - both for my- n If you drive a hybrid car, carpool, or use self and my children. Won’t you please join me in public transportation… my journey? Come to the next meeting of CARE n If you buy organic cotton or FSC (Forest Stew- (Creating Awareness and Responsibility about the ardship Council) certified wood products… Environment) and help us make a difference. n If you have installed low flow showerheads and How “green” are you? Are you contributing CFL bulbs in your home… to a healthier tomorrow? n If you have planted native vegetation in your n If you are still buying bottled water and indi- yard and discontinued using traditional fertil- vidually packaged snacks… izers for your grass… n If you drive a vehicle capable of off-roading …we all should thank you for leading in the Appalachian Mountains to go to the the way toward a better tomorrow! grocery store… n If you throw away paper/cardboard on trash The next meeting for CARE is March 27 day… at 9:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome - please n If you think an old TV can be thrown out in contact Kelley S. Davidson for more information the trash… at firstname.lastname@example.org. 32 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg ON THE HOME SCENE Jeanne siracuse, ABR, Realtor Weichert Realtors got a c.l.u.e.? Office 703.726.3909 your insurance company Does email@example.com C.L.U.E. stands for the Comprehensive Loss Now – neighborhood news. Ashburn is having Underwriting Exchange. This is a national da- an incredible month! I guess the spring market is tabase maintained by ChoicePoint (www.choice- here. Although I don’t see that prices will increase point.com). The purpose of the database is for dramatically, inventory is moving (especially in insurance companies to share information about the bottom 1/3 of the market), and it is no longer claims and inquiries, and to assess the risk of unusual to see properties close at above list prices. insuring a property. Insurance companies use this On another note, we have had several situ- risk score, as it is sometimes called, along with your ations in the Village where pipes have burst in credit score to determine insurability and rates. homes, affecting the neighbors, and the neighbors When you call your insurance company to ask not knowing whom to contact. Obviously, the a question about your coverage, file a claim, or listing agent on the front sign is the first place to shop rates, your inquiry or information about the turn, but you may also call the local authorities, or claim will likely be entered into the system. This try a real estate agent that you know. The agent information is available to all insurance companies can look up the Broker’s name and number and that belong to the system – all of the major insur- contact them. ers. Have an amazing month! When you obtain property insurance such as homeowners insurance, your score assists the insurance company in determining if insurance will be offered and at what rate. In addition to your score, the CLUE system maintains informa- tion about claims against the individual property. These, too, may adversely affect your rates for that specific property. A house with several claims may require higher premiums to insure regardless of your personal score. If you want more information about your risk score or a CLUE report for a property you are considering, go to www.choicepoint.com or ask your real estate agent to request a report for the property you are considering. Ashburn Activity (Zip Codes 20147, 20148 as of 2/12/09): Active listings ........................255 Under contract ......................143 Sold in January .................... 57 Approx. 4.5 months of inventory on the mar- ket. However, if we continue to see the num- ber of contracts ratified and they close – we have approx. 2 months of inventory! The Villager MAR 09 33 COMMUNITY NEWS Debbie D. Dillion Urban Horticulturist grow your own Veggies in 2009 Loudoun County Extension Many homeowners may be considering grow- Commercially n available potting soils are ing their own vegetables this year for reasons such lightweight, free from plant pests and soil- as the economy, nutrition, or food safety concerns. borne diseases, and drain very well. They Home gardeners starting their own vegetable provide superior performance compared transplants for their garden need to keep four to garden soil when placed in cell packs or points in mind: 1) time plants are needed (or seed- other small transplant-growing contain- ing dates), 2) soil mix, 3) light, and 4) temperature. ers. Choose types without added fertilizer. Diluted fertilizer can be used after the new Most n vegetable transplants except the plants form their first true leaves. cucurbit family (cucumbers, cantaloupes, squash, and watermelons) need about six Unless n you have a solar room with overhead weeks from seeding until plants are ready to sunlight or a greenhouse, chances are your set out in the garden. Cucurbits only need window light, except for brief periods on three weeks and may even be seeded directly sunny days, is too shady. To do the job well, in the garden. It’s not difficult to calculate home gardeners can use fluorescent lights the proper time to start seeds. For example, placed about 12 inches above the seedling it’s safe to set out tomato plants in our area tray. The lights should be on a timer to around May 1-15 (depending on weather). provide 16 hours of bright light each 24- So tomato seeds should be sown indoors hour period. Dual fluorescent tubes provide about the last week of March to April 1. stronger and more uniform light than a This will provide a young, actively growing single tube. One cool-white and one warm- transplant, not overcrowded in the container white fluorescent tube provide an excellent that has a root ball still expanding and grow- balance of useable light for photosynthesis. ing downward (not completely encircling the As plants sprout and grow under lights, the outer surface of the potting soil). ( CO N T I N U E D O N N Ex T PAGE) Monthly Gardening Tips for March Once new growth begins on trees and shrubs, cut back winter-killed twigs to living, green wood. n For n more compact pyracanthas without the risk of losing berries, pinch back new growth now. Prune evergreen shrubs before growth starts. n Boxwood should be pruned by thinning the outer foliage of the plant and cutting back the branches to retain the n desired height. Prune spring-flowering shrubs after flowering is completed. n Hedges can receive their first pruning this month. As you prune, be sure to leave the base of the plant wider than n the top. This allows sunlight to get to the bottom of the plant, creating a full, dense hedge. Don’t leave stubs when pruning; stubs usually die and are entry points for decay fungus. Cut just outside the n branch collar, the slightly thickened area at the base of the branch. Pruning should never be done in damp or wet weather, when the fungal spores and bacteria that infect plants through fresh wounds spread easily. When pruning or cutting roses, cut all flower stems 1/4 inch above a complete (5 leaflet) leaf, leaving two n complete leaves below the cut bud. Always use sharp pruning shears and cut on a slant. 34 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg COMMUNITY NEWS (CONT INUE D) tubes should be raised so as not to produce shock and for faster regrowth in the garden, as too much heat too near the tops of the opposed to plants that are 10 to 12 inches tall. plants. When your plants have reached four inches in height and are well-branched and stocky, they Fluorescent n tubes emit a lot of warmth. should be “hardened-off ” by reducing watering To compensate for this warmth, keep plants frequency and moving plants to an outdoor porch growing on the cool side to promote stocky or cold frame for the final week or two before versus succulent growth. The best results going into the garden. This will toughen them to may be accomplished by turning off or the effects of wind and outside temperatures, and down all other heat in the room where your to the natural light/dark cycle. If an unexpected plants are started to 55° F. A cool basement frost is forecast, move the plants back indoors is an excellent area for starting plants under under 16 hours of light, but keep the temperature lights. The only exception to this rule is the at 55 to 60° F if possible. germination process. Temperature require- Visit the Virginia Cooperative Extension ments for germination are quite different webpage www.ext.vt.edu to download a copy of from “growing” temperature. After good publication 426-331, Vegetable Planting Guide germination at 80° F, 60° F is preferable for and Recommended Planting Dates. Contact the growing out most vegetable transplants to Loudoun County Master Gardener Help Desk keep them stocky and healthy. if you have questions about growing vegetables, When plants are about four inches tall, they Monday – Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, at 703-771- are an excellent size for the least transplanting 5150. The Villager MAR 09 35 36 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg B LUE WAV E C O R N E R swimmers Qualify for Junior olympics and championships The Blue Waves of Ashburn recently swam a grading system based on points accumulated. in the “Mako Winter Invite” and “Fish Quali- Team members achieving their first IMX scores fier” meets where the team competed against (1,000 or more points) include: Pain Scallion, other clubs. In addition, swimmers had their last Caroline Hayes, Danny Marron, Erica Park, opportunities to swim their way into the Junior Jessica Digiovanna, Grace Boyles, Anna Velling, Olympics, Junior Champs and Senior Champs. Grace Park and Calvin Chenault. Overall the team performed well with outstanding efforts by all. Overall the team continues to work in achieving individual, team and coaching goals, Swimmers with qualifying times in their events and the kids’ spirit is soaring upward. In an effort that beat national cut times set by USA swimming to give back to their community, The Blue Waves are invited to the 14 and under Junior Olympics. will be stuffing and distributing Neighborhood Blue Wave swimmers represented at the event on Watch door hangers in the months of March and March 19-22 will be: Sarah Ashley (12), Brooke April. Please congratulate them if you see them Graham (13), Madie Kopecky (10), Rachel Mi- in the area. haloc (9), Jack Morrisroe (13), Lydia Qian (9), Mathew Ashley (14), Page Scallion (12) and Mi- chael Kopecky (12). All of these swimmers have worked hard not only recently, but over numerous years to attain this level of swimming and should be congratulated! USA Swimming sets cut times for Junior Champs and Senior Champs (both teen events). Blue Waves will be sending Alan Horback (15) and Zac Wojahn (16) to the Junior meet and Abby Pasztor to the Senior meet. Their meets occur March 5-8 and March 12-15. Good Luck! The Team also gives recognition for the drastic time drops in individual events. These swimmers include Matt Asley, Anna Velling, Tori Web, Eric Young, Kaitlyn Pollock, Kyra Meister and Megan Thiede. Some time drops were amazing! Check the website for details. Coach Mike Krueter encourages team mem- bers to swim and excel in numerous strokes and distances, thus becoming better all around ath- letes. By entering kids in events more challenging to them, swimmers are able to attain IMx scores, The Villager MAR 09 37 LOUDOUN CAMPUS OF GMU osher lifelong learning institute (olli) 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling Spring Semester begins March 23 for 8 weeks Courses being offered: The Spanish Experience Creating Photographs Music of Spain The New Yorker Cold War Photography Money Talks Science and Technology “I Was There” Economic Survival Books That Made History Living Alone Drawing With Pastels Great Decisions Understanding Sports Simplify Your Life Maritime Exploration Centuries of Mapping News of the Day Poetry Full description of classes can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org and search for numbers with “L” for Loudoun courses. Or you may ask for a catalog by calling 703-993-4488 or email email@example.com. Registration begins February 23 and can be done online at www.Olli@gmu.edu. Membership is $125 for the whole year for any amount of classes and can be paid by credit card. If you have already paid once this year, just register for the classes. All classes are held at GMU Loudoun campus at 21641 Ridgetop Circle, second floor in Sterling (above County Treasurer’s Office). 38 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg LIBRARY C O R N E R March scott steward Loudoun County Library Board of Trustees The Ashburn Library Advisory Board (ALAB) sincerely thanks the entire Ashburn community for your overwhelming support of our recent used book sale. Thanks to your generous donations and pur- It’s not too late to help with the library budget chases, ALAB raised close to $17,000 to support crisis. The Loudoun County Board of Supervi- educational programming for children, teens, and sors is making the final decisions about what the adults at the library. Special thanks go to Man- budget for libraries will be. Please make your hattan Pizza, Bertucci’s, Bloom, and JK Moving support for ALL LIBRARY BRANCHES known and Storage for their generous support of the sale, to them. Write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org to including feeding our volunteers. We also want support funding for your libraries at no reduction to thank the many adult and teen volunteers who from the previous year. helped during the sorting period and sale, includ- ing local Girl Scout Troops and members of the This month at the Ashburn Library, we wish Key Clubs at Broad Run, Briar Woods, and Stone happy birthday to Dr. Seuss and Barbie! We also Bridge High Schools. We couldn’t have done it have an opportunity to read to a therapy dog! without you! Thanks again for supporting our Check out what else is going on: library! stoRytiMes Babygarten Recommended for ages 0-18 months with a parent or Baby lapsit (0-18 months) caregiver. Registration begins two weeks before the Mondays, 10:00 AM program. Saturdays, 11:00 AM Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:00 AM toddler storytime (18 to 24 months) Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2:30 PM Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 AM Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:00 AM terrific 2s Rhythm, Rhyme & tune time lottery: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:45 AM early literacy through Music new RegistRAtion PRoceDuRes: Preschool storytime (3 to 5s) Register in the LOTTERY for the Rhythm, Rhyme & Tune Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 AM Time program from February 17-22. Participants will Wednesdays, 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM be notified, after random computerized selection, on February 23. Recommended for ages 0-4 with a parent Musical storytime (2 & up with a caregiver) new or caregiver. Fridays, 11:15 AM Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 11:15 AM Family storytime (2 and up with Caregiver) Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 11:15 AM Saturdays, 10:00 AM ( CO N T I N U E D O N N ExT PAGE) The Villager MAR 09 39 LIBRARY C O R N E R (CONTINUED) BooK cluBs FoR KiDs Junie B. Jones Book club Recommended for ages 6-9. Ashburn Kids Book club Registration begins two weeks before the program. Books will be available at the Children’s Desk. thursday, March 26, 7:00 PM Recommended for ages 8-11. Junie B. First Grader: Dumb Bunny by Barbara Park Registration begins four weeks before the program. thursday, March 5, 7:00 PM American girls Book club Rules by Cynthia Lord Recommended for ages 7-11. Registration begins two weeks before the program. Magic tree house Book club tuesday, March 31, 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM Books written by Mary Pope Osborne. American Girl: Samantha Recommended for ages 7-9. Registration begins two weeks before the program. PRogRAMs wednesday, March 11, 4:00 PM Hour of the Olympics teen Reading Buddies storytime Mondays, 4:30 PM Kids explore Book club Encourage your child’s love of books by pairing them with Recommended for ages 6-8. a teen reading buddy for one-on-one reading time. Registration begins two weeks before the program. Recommended for ages 3-6. thursday, March 19, 4:00 PM Let’s Try It Out with Towers and Bridges by Seymour happy Birthday, Dr. seuss! Simon and Nicole Fauteux tuesday, March 3, 4:00 PM Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories and silliness! Virginia Readers’ choice Primary Book club Recommended for ages 5-8. Recommended for ages 5-8. Registration begins two weeks before the program. Registration begins two weeks before the program Monday, March 23, 7:00 PM storytime Matinee Once I Ate a Pie by Patricia MacLachlan saturday, March 7, 2:00 PM Stories, songs, video storybook, and a craft. guys Read Recommended for ages 3 - 6. Recommended for ages 8 & up. Registration begins four weeks before the program. Foreign language storytime with Jabberu thursday, March 26, 7:00 PM Monday, March 9, 10:45 AM Love That Dog by Sharon Creech Monday, March 23, 10:45 AM Exposes children to other languages through stories and songs. Third Tuesday Book Club Recommended for ages 3 & up. Registration begins two weeks before the program. You are invited to join a wonderful group of Ashburn women at the THIRD TUESDAY BOOK CLUB. The Mad scientists’ club conversation is lively as we discuss our latest book Explore topics through recreational and informational selection from 7:15 PM-8:15 PM at Panera (on Ryan activities. Road and Ashburn Village Blvd. by the “new Giant” Recommended for ages 9–11. and Home Depot). The book selections are varied Registration begins two weeks before the program. and everyone’s interest is accommodated. Want more tuesday, March 10, 7:00 PM information? Email Karen Guthrie at thirdtuesdaybook Geology Rocks! email@example.com or call Karen at 703-727-5587. ( CO N T I N U E D O N NE xT PAGE) 40 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg LIBRARY C O R N E R (CONTINUED) Reading Pals March-April session was Thursday, February 26th, at wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25, 4:30 PM 4:30 PM. Registration began February 12. Kids in 1st through 3rd grade will be paired with a trained Reading Pals- Volunteers teen volunteer to practice reading in a friendly and fun en- wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 & 15, vironment. This 6-week program is designed to offer your 4:30 PM child extra reading practice. It is not a tutoring service. Teens, volunteer to help kids in 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade Recommended for ages 6-8. practice reading. You will receive training and be paired Registration begins two weeks before the program. with a child for a 6-week program. You must be able to Barbie’s Birthday! attend the orientation and all programs. Monday, March 16, 4:00 PM Registration begins two weeks before the program. Recommended for ages 4-6. study for the sAt exam Registration begins two weeks before the program. Monday, March 9, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM unfortunate event tuesday, March 10, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM wednesday, March, 11, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM A Series of Unfortunate Events games and a craft. thursday, March 12, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Recommended for ages 8 - 11. Bring your friends to study for the SATs. We provide the Registration begins two weeks before the program. room, refreshments and SAT workbooks to be used while you’re here. celtic Music and culture with international Artist, Jennifer licko - wednesday, March 25, 4:00 PM Middle school Book club Listen to Celtic music and learn about Scottish and Irish Thursdays, March 12, 7:00 pm tartans, traditional musical instruments and dance in this March: Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor. interactive program. Recommended for all ages. Funky Fun Art Music together with Maddy o’neill-Dean sunday, March 15, 2:00 PM saturday, March 28, 2:00 PM Create cell phone and backpack charms. 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AshBuRn ADults Recommended for ages 5-11. one-on-one esl tutoring by Appointment AshBuRn teens Come to the Information Desk at the library to sign-up for English as a Second Language tutoring. ESL learners will teen Reading Buddy Volunteers be partnered with a trained volunteer for a 1-hour session Mondays at 4:30 PM each week for 6 weeks. Recommended for adults. Read stories to children, aged 3-6. Orientation for the ( CO N T I N U E D O N N Ex T PAGE) The Villager MAR 09 41 LIBRARY C O R N E R (CONTINUED) Adult Book club Book club: Book chat for Busy Parents Monday, March 2, 7:00 PM Parents “book chat” while keeping an eye on their The Tender Bar by J.R. 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Ashburn Farm Brambleton 703-726-8784 703-327-8471 43330 Junction Plaza Blvd. 42385 Ryan Road Suite 172 Suite 112 Ashburn, VA 20147 Ashburn, VA 20148 (Next to Giant Food at the Claiborne (Harris Teeter Shopping Center & Ashburn Farm Pkwy. Intersection) ‘around back’, behind Subway) www.LoudounVet .com “We’re your other family doctor” W NO EN OP TAILS ARE WAGGING Offering a large selection of natural and organic pet foods, treats and supplements at affordable prices Ashburn Farm Market Center 43330 Junction Plaza • Suite 176 • Ashburn, VA 20147 703-724-4319 • www.wholepetcentral.com Open M– F 10 – 8 PM • SAT 10 AM– 6 PM • SUN 12-5 PM All major credit cards accepted The Villager MAR 09 51 ADVERTISE R I N D E x 2009 Advertising March Advertisers The Villager is published the last week of each month by the: 45 Ashburn Eyecare Associates 51 Ashburn Farm Animal Hospital Ashburn Village Community Association, Inc. 44025 Courtland Drive 42 Ashburn Foot and Ankle Ashburn, Virginia 20147 47 Ashburn Ice House Advertising space is limited. 23 Ashburn Village Animal Hospital 55 Creative Windows All advertising must be paid for in advance 46 Daczkowski Orthodontics or at the time of ad placement. Absolutely no advertiser refunds will be 7 Echeandia Lawn & Landscape made on missed copy due dates! 9 Ellington & Hulbert Dentistry Contact us at email@example.com 16 ENT & Allergy Specialists of Virginia to confirm ad deadlines. 38 Gaylon Swanson Advertiser prepayment is not refundable 43 Home Appliance Repair when “reserved space” advertising copy is 56 Ike Lans not submitted by the due date. 2 INOVA Hospital An Insertion Order (IO) is required for Display 37 Jazzercise and Classified advertisements and can be obtained at the office, by fax, or on our website 44 Kris Painting Service at www.ashburnvillage.org. 35 Lopez Studios, Inc. Camera-ready artwork, properly sized, 16 Loudoun Spine and Sports Group is required. 9 Milwaukee Frozen Custard 49 Moss Construction No changes will be made by AVCA. 22 Ocean Breeze Cleaning 42 Olde World Painting & Carpentry, Inc. 15 Ronald Ray DDS 48 Seth Enterprises, CPA 14 Surrounds Inc Neither the AVCA, its members, Board of Directors, or 51 Whole Pet Central the Ashburn Village Development Corporation (AVDC) rec- ommends or endorses any advertiser. The AVCA reserves 44 Wiger Orthodontics the right to decline any advertisement for any reason it deems appropriate. Submitted articles are the opinion 46 Wise Guys Roofing & Siding of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AVCA or the Board of Directors. Articles may be 33 Zampiello Paint Contractors edited for the sake of clarity or length. 52 www.AshBuRnVillAge.oRg LOUDOUN SO I L A N D WAT E R C O N S E RVAT I O N DI ST R I C T Riparian Buffer tree seedlings Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to be offering free tree seedlings for riparian buffers for planting in Spring 2009 in Loudoun County. Anyone owning land in Loudoun County that has a waterway on or bordering their property may be eligible to receive free seedlings for creating or improv- ing the riparian buffer. Seedling species available are white oak, hazelnut, pin oak, persimmon, sycamore, and black walnut. Seedlings are to be picked up at the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District of- fice. The current target date for pickup is early March 2009. Once your planting is complete, you will be asked to provide a photo of your planting area. The seedlings for this project will be purchased with funds from the sale of Chesapeake Bay license plates. Please consider purchasing a “Friends of the Chesapeake” license plate for your vehicle, so that Chesapeake Bay restoration projects can continue to be funded. Thank you for your participation in the free riparian buffer seedlings project. Questions can be directed to Jay Frankenfield at 703.777.2075 ext. 106, or via email at Jay.Frankenfield@va.nacdnet.net Go to the link by each species below to learn more about them. Tree Identification Fact Sheets White Oak http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=35 Landowner Fact Sheet http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/LandownerFactsheets/detail.cfm?Genus=Quercus&Species=alba Hazelnut http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=208 Pin Oak http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=74 Persimmon http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=29 Landowner Fact Sheet http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/LandownerFactsheets/detail.cfm?Genus=Diospyros&Species=virginiana Sycamore http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=36 Landowner Fact Sheet http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/LandownerFactsheets/detail.cfm?Genus=Platanus&Species=occidentalis Black Walnut http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=32 Landowner Fact Sheet http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/LandownerFactsheets/detail.cfm?Genus=Juglans&Species=nigra Send the completed request form, including sketch or property map to: Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District 30 Catoctin Circle, Suite H, Leesburg, VA 20175 Attention: Jay Frankenfield The Villager MAR 09 53 RIPARIAN BU F F E R TR E E SE E D L I N G S R E QU E ST FO R M (CONTINUED) Landowner Name ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Planting Property Address (if different) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please sketch the property boundary, waterway, and planting area below or provide sketch on a parcel map from the Loudoun County Mapping System. You can access the Loudoun County Mapping System at http://gisinter1.loudoun.gov/weblogis/ 10’ x 10’ seedling spacing is recommend- Species Requesting Quantity (minimum 50 per species) _________________________________________________________ ed. To determine the number of seedlings White Oak _________________________________________________________ needed, multiply the length in feet x the width in feet and then divide by 100. Hazelnut _________________________________________________________ Example: 300’ x 50’ = 15,000 sq. ft., Pin Oak _________________________________________________________ divided by 100 = 150 seedlings needed Persimmon _________________________________________________________ for planting area. 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